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NORAD ID: 43034
Int'l Code: 2017-077A
Perigee: 493.7 km
Apogee: 512.2 km
Inclination: 97.5 °
Period: 94.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 6873 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 3, 2017
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

LKW-1 (Ludikancha Weixing 1) is a very high-resolution Earth imaging satellite that will fly for the official purpose of "remote sensing exploration of land resources". However, as often seen with China’s space efforts, military spacecraft are often flown under the cover of civilian Earth observation and environmental monitoring missions. LKW-1 appears to be tied to the Yaogan reconnaissance satellite fleet through similar orbital parameters as electro-optical imaging satellites flown as part of the constellation.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 43034U 17077A   18022.22270811  .00000537  00000-0  25589-4 0  9990
2 43034  97.4559  99.5405 0013438  85.9352 359.1328 15.23338538  7625
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC